WILD HANDS IS A NORTH DAKOTA BAND & WE HAVE CREATED SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR YOU GUYS..WE HOPE!?
We are an Americana / Folk / Rock band from the plains of North Dakota. We were lucky enough to have put together a beautiful first album called "Oh, River" thanks to our amazing fans. We couldn't be more proud of our debut record. We got so much love and great feedback from people all over the county that we have to keep making records! We can't NOT make records now...it's a gift and a curse sorta thing...mostly good times though. So anyway, here's the dream.
Growing Like A Weed: A Collection of Songs & Midwest Daydreams is a 3 part record series - three 10 inch records - a collection of 22 songs written for and from the plains. We've been writing songs for 3 years, recording and now we have an hour and a half of new real-life-North-Dakota music ready to be pressed and released and sent into the world. We feel so strongly about the work that we have been planning the perfect way to release these songs for a long time now & this 3 part 10" record series just seems cool and fun and just seems right. It's a big project, but we think it's a unique way to bring these songs to life.
You can listen to the title track right now below by the way!
"GROWING LIKE A WEED" / WILD HANDS
We love records & this project is made for people who love records too & love collecting them! People who love physical handmade artwork, different colored vinyl, fun little goodies hiding inside the record...and good old honest music with some heart of course.
Here's a sneak peak at the Growing Like A Weed album artwork! Created by Max Patzner. It's got giant weeds and bugs and other hidden gems in there too.
- Each record will have a hand printed, 4 Color Jacket with a Letterpress black ink on top.
- 3 different colored 10" vinyl records (we are keeping the colors secret)
- A Digital Download Card (it's a really neat one...you will love it)
- A CD Copy (North Dakota still loves CD's)
- A Lyric Sheet w/ Photos
- & A Wild Hands Sticker and Postcard
We have recorded all the songs, but because of mixing time and long lines at the record pressing plant, the 3 Parts will be released separately throughout the year and the next. If this all goes according to plan these will be our release dates:
- Part 1 will come out in August, 2017
- Part 2 will be released December, 2017
- & Part 3 will be out March, 2018.
If you purchase any of the packages with all 3 parts we will send you each part right when we get them in...you wont have to wait until March, 2018 to get all 3. When we get them, you get them. So you get 3 surprises in the mail for a year...that's kinda fun right?
The COST OF StuFF
This stuff is expensive...this is the cheapest, nicest way possible to make these things. Here is the breakdown of cost for these babies.
- Mastering with Carl Saff - $515 per part
- Pressing Vinyl - $1442 per part
- Artwork Printing - $3989 per part (max did the art so that cut mondo bucks, but printing ain't cheap)
- CD / Digi Paks - $688 per part
So for 1 part it costs $6,634
a 3 part record series costs $19,902 - but when all said and done we will have 1,500 hand printed records - 3,000 CD's - 3,000 Download Cards & a one of kind piece of music/art/love history.
Our goal is set at $14,000 which covers 2 parts of the series plus kickstarter fees. We are going to cover the 3rd part. This is already a crazy ridiculous goal that will be a feat to accomplish, but any extra money over the goal will help pay for other new merch and with all these new records...we are going to have to be touring machines. So any extra money wont go to waste, just to more music, art and more music.
The $150 reward is the best for the art lovers out there, because you not only get these artsy records...you get original, hand painted, hand illustrated artwork done by Max Patzner on a 8 x 8 piece of wood. These are signed and ready to hang and are part of a series called "Random Stuff on the Plains with Clouds." You can tell us any object you want to see giant sized on the plains of North Dakota and Max will illustrate it and paint it on a plank of wood. They tend to look like this:
So this is the dream...we've put a lot of heart into this project and now we are so close to the finish...just need some help making it there.
Risks and challenges
The major risk is because of the influx in record pressing in the world, (records are awesome) our release dates could vary. There can be minor hiccups in making records that can add weeks or months onto projects. We promise we will get these records out in a timely fashion and into your hands as soon as we can!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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